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Melbourne rail travellers will effectively receive two days free travel, as the Rail Tram and Bus Union launches protected industrial action against Metro Trains.
On Monday, August 12 and Monday, August 19, station staff will leave ticket barriers open, and Authorised Officers will refuse to check myki tickets.
Train drivers will also refuse to skip stations or alter train services for a week from August 12.
RTBU Victorian Branch Secretary Luba Grigorovitch said the industrial action is aimed at Metro's hip pocket.
"These action items announced today are designed to target Metro and will not impact commuters' ability to catch the train," she said.
Other industrial action will see an indefinite ban on wearing uniforms for all customer-facing staff, and a refusal to participate in any training for the new High Capacity Metro Trains.
Last week RTBU members endorsed 42 protected actions, including possible strikes of up to 48 hours.
This article first appeared on www.9news.com.au
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